Our ales

Where it is brewed?

The brewing of Brakspear Bitter (as it was known back then) was moved to the Wychwood brewery (owned by Marston’s) in Witney, West Oxfordshire. After a major refurbishment at the Wychwood brewery, much of the original brewing equipment from the Henley brewery was moved to Witney. To this day Brakspear Gravity (as it’s now known) is still brewed using the famous Henley ‘Double-Drop’ fermentation system in six original, handcrafted copper fermenting vessels. The rest of our ale range is also brewed at the Wychwood brewery too.

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Brakspear Gravity - 3.4%

The ale formerly known as Brakspear Bitter is brewed in Witney, Oxfordshire, using the famous Henley ‘double-drop ’ fermentation system in Victorian copper fermentation vessels from the original Henley brewery. This amber ale has a crystal malt and a well-hopped bitterness in taste, which transforms into a bitter-sweet and fruity finish with a good fruit, hop and malt nose. A superb session beer that is ideal with foods such as fine English cheeses, Ploughman’s, and fish and chips.

BUY THE BEER

If you’d like to order a firkin (72 pints) for a party, please email info@brakspear.co.uk for prices but note you’ll have to collect it from our office in Henley on Thames or your local Brakspear pub.

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Brakspear Oxford Gold - 4.0%

Oxford Gold has a citrusy flavour with a fresh and zesty fruity finish. This pale ale has a gold, glittery glisten with crystal malts to enhance the body of the beer. The fresh aroma is contributed by a selective blend of Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian hops. Oxford Gold is the perfect accompaniment for fish, chicken and salad dishes.

BUY THE BEER

If you’d like to order a firkin (72 pints) for a party, please email info@brakspear.co.uk for prices but note you’ll have to collect it from our office in Henley on Thames or your local Brakspear pub.

You can buy it in 500ml bottles via the Wychwood Brewery in Witney or via Ocado which will be delivered directly to you. Alternatively if you live close to Henley on Thames, you’re welcome to email info@brakspear.co.uk and collect the beer from us.

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HOORAY HENLEY - 4.2%

Back by popular demand for the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta! The perfect salute to all that is good about Henley on Thames and an ideal tipple when watching the sporting action. This gloriously zesty blonde ale releases tangy citrus and grapefruit overtones. Light straw in colour with a vibrant citrus hop aroma.

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Royal Standard - 4.0%

Only the finest ale to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation. This golden pale ale is zesty and refreshing. 10p from every pint goes to help Britain’s Bees too so we’re confident His Majesty would approve. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the Great British tradition that is a Sunday Roast. This pale ale is only available from mid-April to the end of May.

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Brakspear Jericho Pale Ale - 3.8%

Inspired by the vibrant district of Oxford, Jericho is a crisp rye ale brewed with Pale and Golden Naked Oats to give smooth refreshing pint. Golding and First Gold hops compliment the infusion of flora from a summer meadow producing a subtly herbal, aromatic beer.

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Brakspear Queen Bee - 4.2%

Available from the 1st May until mid-June 2022. Brewed in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we give you a zesty, golden ale fit for royalty. Our obsession with bees stems from Nicholas Breakspear (a distant relative) who was the only ever English Pope back in 1154 and his papal symbol was a bee. We’re donating 10p from every pint sold to support Britain’s bees too. 

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Brakspear Hooray Henley - 4.2%

Hooray Henley is back by popular deman in June 2022 to celebrate the Henley Royal Regatta. The perfect salute to all that is good about Henley on Thames and a fine way to toast the famous Regatta too. This gloriously zesty blonde beer releases tangy citrus and grapefruit overtones. Light straw in colour with a vibrant citrus hop aroma.

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Brakspear Oh Bee Joyful - 4.3%

Enjoy Brakspear’s Oh Bee Joyful during December 2022. Guaranteed to get you feeling festive, or at least make you feel better after the Christmas shopping, this rich fruity spiced ale is dark and complex with a warming finish. 10p from every pint goes to the Brakspear Giving Back project which goes towards supporting our beehives and other local community projects.

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